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Vol 9, No 3 (2010)
Review articles
Published online: 2010-12-27
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Entrapment neuropathies

Zbigniew Zylicz
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(3):103-108.

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Vol 9, No 3 (2010)
Review articles
Published online: 2010-12-27

Abstract

Entrapment neuropathies are common in patients with advanced diseases including cancer. They may cause severe pain that is resistant to the treatment with known analgesics. This article reviews the syndromes of entrapment neuropathies relevant to palliative care. It also proposes simple treatment and aftercare. Being able to diagnose entrapment neuropathies and to treat them effectively, potentially, may decrease the doses of opioids needed to treat the pain.


Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 3: 103–108

Abstract

Entrapment neuropathies are common in patients with advanced diseases including cancer. They may cause severe pain that is resistant to the treatment with known analgesics. This article reviews the syndromes of entrapment neuropathies relevant to palliative care. It also proposes simple treatment and aftercare. Being able to diagnose entrapment neuropathies and to treat them effectively, potentially, may decrease the doses of opioids needed to treat the pain.


Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 3: 103–108

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Keywords

entrapment neuropathy; pain in cancer; breakthrough pain; steroid injection; nerve compression; nerve trunk pain

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Title

Entrapment neuropathies

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 3 (2010)

Pages

103-108

Published online

2010-12-27

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(3):103-108.

Keywords

entrapment neuropathy
pain in cancer
breakthrough pain
steroid injection
nerve compression
nerve trunk pain

Authors

Zbigniew Zylicz

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